11th February 2022

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) invites you to enter its prestigious 40th annual Journalist and Media Awards 2022.

Open to UK journalists who have written, displayed or broadcast on general insurance subjects between 1 January 2021 and 1 February 2022, the awards aim to recognise the important contribution that journalists make in promoting a better understanding and awareness of general insurance issues.

Please use our awards platform to submit your entries.

The awards
National, regional and trade journalists are eligible to enter nine categories each one carrying a prize of £800 for the winner. Judges will have the discretion to make a Highly Commended Award of £250.

The individual categories are:

  • Scoop of the Year Award
    Open to any journalist who was responsible for researching, breaking, and writing an important insurance news story.
  • Best Consumer Award
    Open to national and regional journalists for the best all-round article including the investigation, research and overall explanation of a general insurance subject that raises awareness for individual or business consumers of insurance.
  • Best Trade Award
    Open to trade journalists who have written an article, feature or news item including the investigation, research, and overall explanation of a general insurance subject in the trade press.
  • Most Promising Newcomer Award
    Open to any journalist starting to write or broadcast on insurance matters during the last 18 months.
  • Best Interview / Profile Award
    Open to any journalist who has researched and developed the most informative and most engaging interview with an individual or profile of an organisation within the insurance industry.
  • Best Thought Leadership Award
    Open to any journalist who has written an in-depth, opinion-led piece that shapes or provokes debate in the insurance industry.
  • Best Investigative Journalism Award
    Open to any journalist who has thoroughly investigated, researched, and presented in any medium an insurance issue to increase the understanding of it.
  • Best Campaign Award
    Open to any publication, team or journalist who has created an ongoing campaign on an issue affecting the insurance sector or insurance customers.
  • Best Digital or Broadcast Award
    Open to any journalist or media outlet who has creatively used digital or broadcast channels to further the understanding of insurance to their audience.
  • Best Publication Award (judged and presented by BIBA)
    Will be awarded to the publication or team that has in the BIBA judges’ opinion best-presented insurance matters in the course of the year. (no entries necessary)

The deadline for submissions is 7 March 2022
All entrants will be considered for the overall Journalist of the Year Award in memory of Brian Susman ACII, which carries a prize of £1000 and is chosen by BIBA.

Previous BIBA Journalist of the Year Award winners include: Sian Barton, Insurance Age; Esther Shaw, Freelance; Stephanie Denton, Post Magazine; Sarah Pennells, Freelance; Anthony Hilton, Evening Standard; Sam Barker, Insurance Times; Bob Howard, BBC Radio Moneybox; Dan Moore, Which?; Stephen Womack, Mail on Sunday; Jonathan Swift, Post Magazine; and Sally Hamilton, Mail on Sunday.

I do hope you will take the opportunity to enter our awards and that you will be able to join us at the awards ceremony to be held at lunch time on 29 June 2022 in central London.

For more information on entry criteria please visit our awards platform.

We look forward to receiving your entries.

For further information please contact [email protected].

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